- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
- Bottling serie
- Rhubarb and custard
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- Refill Port Pipe
- Number of bottles
- 59.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 17 Nov 2011 1:54 pm
2 × in wishlist
16 × member ratings
19 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 2001 SMWS 123.6
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.79 points
- SMWS note:
Rhubarb and custard
Cask No 123.6
Creamy vanilla custard/crème brulée on the nose to start with, with the brulée bit increasing to crystalline sugar in espresso coffee and then the custard being joined by raspberry, plum and rhubarb crumble. Behind all this is a light winey note. At unreduced strength, the taste is sweet and tan- nic – Assam tea leaves and red fruits (plums?) with some tobacco in the aftertaste. Water suggests European oak: gunpowder, scorched fruitcake, over-caramelised buttery sugar. Now it has an oily texture; sweet then tannic, spicy and acceptably bitter (burnt sugar again). The distillery, on Loch Lomondside, has enjoyed a considerable revival since being acquired by Ian Macleod & Co.
Drinking tip: With rhubarb crumble
Colour: Pale amber with pink lights
- I really like the performance of this one. Doesn't need time to understand it.
(Rating interval 86-88)
Fresh plums, baked apples, hint of cinnamon, goose berries, creme brûlée and vanilla crackers.
The arrival is strong and powerful with complex fruits. Great texture, wow! It develops toward burnt sugar, brittle, baked apples and rhubarb together with some soft aromatic pink pepper.
The finish is rather long with black pepper, vanilla essence, some sour unripe fruits and/or berries (plums and cherries maybe), going down quite dry on the sides of the tongue.
- Nose: berries, rhubarb, biscuit.
Taste: berries and rhubarb again but also wine.
Finish: long and sweet.
Bit one dimensional but very enjoyable.